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Why volunteer at EDV?

Volunteering offers great personal and social benefits.

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) seeks volunteers dedicated to working towards a future where the incidence, duration and impacts of all eating disorders are reduced and ultimately eradicated.

We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteer workforce and appreciate the breadth of knowledge and skills that our volunteers bring, helping us to continuously improve our support services.

There are many ways that volunteers work with EDV, such as the Eating Disorders Helpline, Support Groups, Advocacy activities, and other skilled and administrative activities.

What volunteering opportunities are there with EDV?

EDV offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers: Helpline Officers, Support Group Convenors and skilled volunteering opportunities such as project work, marketing or PR, graphic design, event management or administrative tasks.

Helpline Volunteers
Support Group Convenors
Other Volunteers
How To Become A Volunteer

Helpline Volunteers

EDV Helpline Volunteers participate in the direct provision of the Information, Support and Referral Service by responding to a variety of telephone, email, face-to-face and Recovery Forum enquiries. 

The Helpline is located at the EDV premises in Abbotsford, Victoria. The Helpline operates from Monday to Friday between 9.30am & 5.00pm. A commitment of a weekly four hour shift for a minimum period of 12 months is required (shift times are 9:30am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm).

Volunteers participate in an in-house training course, followed by observations and supervised calls. A three month probationary period applies. Ongoing training, support and debriefing are provided. If you have had a personal experience with an eating disorder you must be recovered in order to volunteer.

Click here for a copy of the position description. 

Support Group Convenors

EDV Support Group Convenors facilitate the EDV support groups across Victoria. The groups are based on the model of mutual support and self help. Groups are held after hours on various nights of the week and at different locations across Victoria.

EDV currently offers Recovery Groups (for people with an eating disorder), Families & Friends Groups, and Combined Groups (both for people with an eating disorder and their family/friends).

Volunteers participate in an in-house training course, followed by an observation period. Ongoing training, support, supervision and debriefing is provided.  If you have had a personal experience with an eating disorder you must be recovered in order to volunteer.

Click here for a copy of the position description.

Other

At EDV we are always interested in hearing from people who have special skills that may be used for various organisational activities and initiatives. 

How To Volunteer

If you are interested in undertaking a voluntary position with EDV please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

Please note due to a high demand of applications we endeavour to acknowledge applications within four weeks and we are unable to interview everyone interested. Reference checks, working with children checks and police checks apply. 

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